Weather Unit Study Guide

Weather Unit Study Guide
When water vapor rises higher and higher into the sky it cools and may form
At the beach after you have been swimming, water evaporates into the air
drying your swimming suit.
If you are making observations of the size of a puddle on the ground over
time on a hot day you would expect the puddle to get smaller.
On a sunny hot day water will evaporate, turning into a gas.
Solar energy is the energy used to convert the liquid puddle to gas.
The uneven heating and cooling rates of soil and water are what create wind.
The sun warms the land and the water in the water cycle.
For a puddle to evaporate the temperature needs to be warm, the humidity
low often with no clouds in the sky.
A bar graph comparing temperature to latitude would help you understand
the relationship between latitude and temperature in various cities in the
Scientists use changes in air pressure, which is changes in the weight of air,
to predict rain.
The sun warms soil more quickly than water. That is why the beach sand can
be hot and the water still feels cool.
The sun is responsible for the weather on earth.
When a water droplet inside a cloud becomes too big for the cloud to hold
precipitation occurs (It rains or snows).
When trying to identify types of clouds it is important to notice how high in
the sky the clouds are located as well as the shape of the clouds.
Meteorologists study weather. They are the experts that inform us of
upcoming weather events and give interesting information on weather.
A large lake near a city could affect the daily average temperature by
making the area warmer in the winter. This is because water stays warmer
longer than soil and will help keep the temperature warmer.
When climbing up a mountain, the higher you climb the cooler the
temperature becomes.
Hawaii is warm every day of the year because of the tropical latitude.
Warm air touching a can of cold soda causes condensation which leaves water
droplets on the outside of the can.
When determining the average daily temperature for an area. You collect
data for several days. Then you add the numbers together and divide by the
number of days you collected the data.
Clouds form when moist air meets cooler clouds.
Temperature will likely drop if there is rain/cloud cover and the winds
Thinner air holds less heat, so expect colder temperatures at the top of a
high mountain.
Cumulus clouds usually signal fair weather, but can turn into thunderclouds.
When a high pressure system follows rain you would expect the sky to clear
and have sunshine.